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Ganoderma lucidum(Reishi mushroom) for cancer treatment

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<i>Ganoderma lucidum</i>(Reishi mushroom) for cancer treatment
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, June 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007731.pub2
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Jin, Xingzhong, Ruiz Beguerie, Julieta, Sze, Daniel Man-yeun, Chan, Godfrey CF


Ganoderma lucidum is a natural medicine that is widely used and recommended by Asian physicians and naturopaths for its supporting effects on immune system. Laboratory research and a handful of preclinical trials have suggested that G. lucidum carries promising anticancer and immunomodulatory properties. The popularity of taking G. lucidum as an alternative medicine has been increasing in cancer patients. However, there is no systematic review that has been conducted to evaluate the actual benefits of G. lucidum in cancer treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 159 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 23%
Student > Bachelor 25 15%
Researcher 16 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 7%
Other 9 6%
Other 25 15%
Unknown 38 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 31%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 6%
Psychology 6 4%
Other 20 12%
Unknown 38 23%